Looking for a versatile and reliable electric bike that can handle both concrete and gravel roads?
Look no further than the Econic One Bandit. Econic One worked directly with Bafang to fine-tune the motor for this bike, and the results are evident in the smooth and natural pedaling experience. The motor is also relatively quiet, even in the highest pedal assist mode.
The Bandit is a class 1 e-bike features a 460 watt hour battery that is integrated into the frame and can be removed for charging off the bike, as well as a 250 watt Bafang mid-drive motor with peak power of 500w and 80nm of torque.
The Bandit also has a range of up to 60 miles, 10 speed shimano drive train, shimano hydraulic disc brakes, and 29x 1.9” tires that are built in Econic Ones factory to ensure the quality of build. It weighs 51lbs with a price of $3199. Econic One is also working with local bike shops to make it easier for customers to purchase the bike.
One of the standout features of the Bandit is the smooth and reliable power provided by the Bafang mid-drive motor. You feel a nice assist in pedal assist 1 that helps you get to a good rolling speed. As you change to higher assist the power comes on smoothly to get you up to speed.
The geometry of the bike is comfortable and provides good handling characteristics. The bike is stable at high speeds and handles turns with ease. It also has a sleek and stylish design, with a look that is somewhere between a hardtail mountain bike and a commuter bike. The 29″ wheels roll smoothly and keep speed well, although they do take a bit more effort to get going due to their size.
There are a few minor drawbacks to the Bandit, such as the location of the water bottle cage, which is under the top tube and not in the typical spot. Additionally, the bike does not come with a kickstand, which could be inconvenient for some riders. It is also on the heavier side at 51 pounds, but despite the weight, the bike still has a nimble ride feel.
The Econic One Bandit is a great option for riders looking for a versatile and reliable electric bike that can handle both off-road and urban riding. With its comfortable geometry, smooth and reliable power, and 29″ wheels, it is well-suited for taking your riding off the pavement and onto rougher roads and even gravel. Plus, with the option to connect to the bike through the Econic 1 app and access more options, as well as the ability to mount racks for urban riding, the Bandit is a good value for its price.